Hey Noah, good morning
you wrote this...
Because that IS the debate. I specifically said: "The issue here, plainly, is that Bush chose the illegal route in going about these operations, by not obtaining the court approval.". This is why this has escalated into a national issue. The problem has nothing to do with whether eavesdropping Americans is right or wrong...the problem is of Bush going about doing this without obeying the law.
Well, then, Noah, if this is the issue totally, then I'm glad Bush went the illegal route to listen into terrorist cell operations...to perhaps avoid another incident by picking up information from their conversations. I'm so happy someone's got the backbone to do this...cuz I want to know, someone's watching, no matter what they have to do to gain this information...Noah, this is real...it could hit your hometown, your public buildings, kill your friends and neighbors...and we're dealing with people, who have no sense of value for human life, not even children. It is imparative that sometimes people understand that their are sometimes no guidlines that fit into certain situations well. Sometimes a person has to make a decission which might be unpopular for the good of the majority, and in this case, in my mind Bush did right...and these people who are against him for doing so, well, God forbid, if they win against Bush, God help them if a bomb wipes out most of their friends, family, etc...perhaps then and only then, will they understand the need to do as such...I would most certainly do the same as Bush...and back him for doing so. illegal or not, Noah, back then when these laws were first drawn, these circumstances we face now, didn't exist.
And again, where the heck does Spector get off when he knows that this wire tapping has gone on for years and years, probably Noah, before your time....and I'm for it...when it comes down to perhaps saving children from a dirty bomb...wire tapping to me seems very very trite. Noah, we've become a world that isn't so nice, which sometimes needs some not so nice tactics. You want a leader who is going to move on this...and not dilly dally around afraid of making decission b/c it might be unlawful?
I back the man on this 100%
And Mike Fitzpatrick, if your listening, don't call me again on this subject, using a voice message, which only gives me a yes or no answer, allow me to give you my two cents...dirty politics!!!! (very dirth politics!)